The Jaguar I-PACE Electric SUV is a highlight of the LA Auto Show 2016. The British brand have unveiled a competitor for the Tesla Model X and promised to deliver on a production model in the very near future. We took a closer look at the SUV concept and the technology that underpins it.
The I-PACE is an all electric crossover SUV. Packing around 395 hp and 700 Nm of torque from a 90 kWh battery, the I-PACE will reach speeds of 100km/h in just over 4 seconds. The lithium ion battery was designed and engineered in house at Jaguar Land Rover and promises to take electric car performance to a new level. Jaguar are claiming that the I-PACE will manage 310 miles between charges with an option to quick charge for an easy boost to 220 miles.
One advantage of the electric drivetrain is the efficient packaging. As the batteries sit under the floor and the electric motors are much smaller than a conventional engine, the I-Pace has more room than the F-Pace; 530 litres of luggage space in the boot, plus more under the bonnet of the car.
Although the car we see here is a concept, Jaguar confirmed that the production I-PACE will hit the road in 2018. We hope the looks of both the exterior and interior are not altered much in the final production car as the I-PACE certainly looks like the car from the future!
Jaguar has taken a leaf from the Tesla marketing tree and is inviting potential customers to register their interest online at its website.